Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pottery Marks of Prince Edward Island - Carr - Burlington Pottery


I recently came across the work of a potter who is still unknown to me although we know that this individual likely worked with Leigh and Ruth Paynter, the owners of Burlington Pottery, in the community of Burlington PEI.
The work is signed CARR - PEI - Burlinton. Carr is a common surname in the area, and the missing G from the pottery name is likely a simple mistake.

Burlington Pottery, was operational throughout the 1960s and 1970s as a family business working with red earthenware. Being located next to one of the largest tourist attractions on PEI at the time, Woodleigh Replicas, there was a steady stream of visitor passing through the tiny rural community.


1 comment:

Suzane said...

The functional stoneware pottery durable enough for everyday use and enjoyment. Our tableware is oven, microwave and dishwasher safe and our glazes are lead free making them safe for food and drink. Avoid subjecting our pottery to any thermal shock. An example of this would be never take a pot from the freezer and put it into a preheated oven. As well, our pots are not intended for cooking directly over the stove element or open flame.For more Prince edward island

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